Aktru Summer School “Natural and human environment of Arctic and Alpine areas: relief, soils, permafrost, glaciers, biota and life style of native ethnic groups in a rapidly changing climate”

The Fifth International Research-Educational Aktru Summer School will start in the cozy city of Tomsk, and continues with various field excursions.


The field excursion to the High Altai (1200 km South from Tomsk) will cross different landscapes , such as south taiga, sub-taiga, forest-step, step, mountain taiga, mountain meadow, mountain tundra, glacial and periglacial areas. Participants will observe different geographical provinces, such as West-Siberian Plain, Piedmont Altai, North Altai, High Central Altai and High South-East Altai. All this will provide an opportunity to become acquainted with a great variety of landscapes, different types of reliefs and paleogeographical relics, well-expressed geological structures and evidences of earthquakes, amazing biodiversity in w i I d ecosystems, unique archaeological objects and the dynamic variety of nomadic populations.

The main part of the School (6 days) will be held at the Aktru Research Station of the National Research Tomsk State University. The Station was founded by M.V. Tronov, the distinguished scientist and Professor of the Tomsk State University, who is a founder of the Siberian Glaciological Scientific School. There will be various field excursions as well as lectures at the Station and in its surroundings.

Who can participate?

We expect to receive about 30 international students and young scientists (age range: 18‐35 years old).

Note that the deadline for submissions of applications is on 31 May 2018. The last day for submission of for oral or poster presentations is on 20 June 2018.

Registration fee

For individual applicants Summer School 2017 fee is 750 Euro: field trip expenses, accomodation, carriage, campings, food and registration fee are included.
Partner organisations should contribute to the Summer School arrangement and thereby cover expenses for their participants.

More information

Tatyana Kolesnikova, kirpota@inbox.ru

Summer school booklet

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor,Master,PhD
Language of instruction
InstitutionNational Research Tomsk State University
Begin date09.07.2018
End date21.07.2018
Registration deadline31.03.2018
ECTS credits0.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyEnvironmental scienceEarth science
Teaching placeTomsk, Aktru Research Station, Russia
Tagsecosystemsfield schoolsummer schoolgeographygeology
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